- Senator Ovie Omo-Agege has called on Senate president Bukola Saraki to be ready to quit the Senate presidency
- Omo-Agege, who is representing Delta Central senatorial district, says APC senators will impeach the senate president
- Senator Omo-Agege says Saraki lost the right to occupy the office of the Senate president after defecting to PDP
As the National Assembly prepare to resume plenary session on Tuesday, October 9, Senator Ovie Omo-Agege (APC), has said that Dr Bukola Saraki should be ready to vacate the seat as Nigeria’s Senate president.
Omo-Agege, who is representing Delta Central senatorial district, said this in Abuja on Monday, October 8.
Saraki had, on July 31, defected from the All Progressive Congress (APC) to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), hinging his defection on unsuccessful efforts to ensure a harmonious existence in the APC.
The party called on Saraki to resign his position as the Senate president, insisting that he lacked the moral ground to retain the position after defecting to the PDP, NAN reports.
NAIJ.com gathers that the Senate president had stood his ground even as the National Assembly declared its annual recess which began on July 24.
Senator Omo-Agege said that the demand of the senators on the platform of APC for Saraki’s removal was still standing.
He said: "Our demand has not changed, in fact, that demand has been accentuated by the directive of the APC national leadership.
"We have all been enjoined as APC senators at a slightest opportunity to remove Saraki and once we are provided with that slightest opportunity, we will remove him and he knows that."
According to him, the moment Saraki left the APC to join the minority PDP, he lost the right, legal and moral, to occupy the office of the Senate president.
"Absolutely, he knows he cannot be; we are not shying away from that. Our position has always been consistent. This is not new neither is it news. We have made that clear, very clearly in the past. Therefore, the position of Ovie Omo-Agege has the position of APC as a party."
When asked if the aggrieved group had the number to remove Saraki, Omo-Agege said: "Of course, we have always had the number. We have the number."
On whether defection of members could affect their plan, he responded thus: "Like I am telling you, as people are leaving APC to PDP, people are leaving PDP to APC."
He said as soon as the APC lawmakers in the red chamber have the number, the deed would be done. Omo-Agege added: "I mean once the environment is conducive; that is, once we have the number, we take him out, as simple as that."
Meanwhile, NAIJ.com previously reported that the senator representing Delta Central senatorial district, Ovie Omo-Agege, insisted that Senator Bukola Saraki must resign from his position as Senate president.
Omo-Agege said APC senators had told Senator Saraki to do the honourable thing by resigning his position.
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